"Noctor?" Offensive title?

  1. Do NP's find the title, "Noctor" (Nurse-doctor) offensive?
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  2. Poll: Noctor title to describe NP's is or is not offensive:

    • Yes, it's offensive! It sounds like knockers

      22.45% 11
    • Nope! Not offensive, its kinda charming & catchy

      4.08% 2
    • Neither, just call us NP's for goodness sake!

      73.47% 36
    49 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 22 Comments

  4. by   caliotter3
    Childish.
  5. by   WestCoastSunRN
    reminds me of "murse". I guess to some it's offensive and to others not. I don't see it as derogatory even if it is in most cases inaccurate. If I was an NP, I don't think I'd be offended, but it takes a lot to offend me.
  6. by   twozer0
    Just call me by my first name. We're all grown ups here right?!
  7. by   popopopo
    Didn't know it was nurse doctor. I always thought it was meant to be "not doctors."
  8. by   elkpark
    I'm so tired of these phony, made-up terms (yes, like "murse").
  9. by   traumaRUs
    Agree with Elkpark - call me what I am!
  10. by   elkpark
    Quote from elkpark
    I'm so tired of these phony, made-up terms (yes, like "murse").
    Oh, and, yes, I do find it offensive, but not because it "sounds like 'knockers'." That's the least of my objections.
  11. by   SopranoKris
    The hospital I work at simply calls all NPs and PAs "midlevel providers", which to me, makes it sound like we're less educated.
  12. by   ProperlySeasoned
    Quote from SopranoKris
    The hospital I work at simply calls all NPs and PAs "midlevel providers", which to me, makes it sound like we're less educated.
    NPs and PAs ARE less educated than physicians. That does not mean they are lesser providers, but you will never win a "we are just as educated" argument. The numbers don't even begin to add up.
  13. by   Julius Seizure
    I hear so many people who are offended by the term "mid-level provider", and I guess that's just not one that pushes my buttons. I guess its not as cool as "advanced practice provider" but I don't mind either one.

    "Noctor" is annoying, though.
  14. by   IsabelK
    What the heck is a Noctor-really?

    I'm a Nurse Practitioner. I'm not some fake physician. I am, however, a doctor. You can call me Dr. K if you want, but I usually go with Isabel.

    I think murse is well-stupid. We're all nurses. What am I, wurse (woman nurse)??

    And I don't like mid-level provider. I do not provide mid-level care. And if I did, who the heck provides low-level care?

    As for Advance Practice Clinician or Provider-don't even get me started.

    I'm Dr. K. I'm a Nurse Practitioner. I'm not any of the above :P
  15. by   SopranoKris
    Quote from ProperlySeasoned
    NPs and PAs ARE less educated than physicians. That does not mean they are lesser providers, but you will never win a "we are just as educated" argument. The numbers don't even begin to add up.
    You misunderstood my meaning. I wasn't comparing us to doctors. I was saying the term "mid-level provider" in and of itself sounds like we're uneducated and only able to provide basic services. It's hard to convey tone & meaning on a message board

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